Going off the "report" that Odom doesn't want to come here to Indiana in a trade, I thought about looking to see if I could bring Boston in the mix and make a deal they would like with the same pieces in Indy and LA still moving.
I think I found something. According to the ESPN Trade Machine, it works.
We send Jermaine O'Neal to the L.A. Lakers.
The L.A. Lakers send Andrew Bynum, Sasha Vujacic, and their 19th pick to the Indiana Pacers.
The L.A. Lakers send Lamar Odom to the Boston Celtics.
The Boston Celtics send Theo Ratliff (whose 12 million dollar contract expires a year from now) and their 5th pick to Indiana.
So to break it down:
We send Jermaine O'Neal out and get back Bynum, Sasha, the #19 pick, and instead of Lamar Odom we're handed the 5th pick and an expiring contract instead.
LA still sends out Odom, Bynum, Sasha, and the #19 as rumored and discussed before. They get Jermaine O'Neal. So from their POV it's the same difference.
Boston sends their pick and Theo's contract out and get Lamar Odom back, giving Paul Pierce someone to team up with as a 2/3 combo or a smaller 3/4 combo. Maybe if Wally sticks around he's the 3, Paul's the 2, and Odom's the 4. Who knows. But I think they might consider giving up the #5 pick for Odom.